Friday, April 28, 2006

Austin the Movie Star

I rented Zathura from Netflix a while ago, and finally had the time to watch it tonight. One of the lead characters, a little boy named Danny, is played by an actor named Jonah Bobo. Which name kept nagging at me, with me thinking, "Wow, that's familiar ..."

Yeah, yeah, it hit me just now. He's the voice of Austin! (In Canada and America, that is.)

So, if you want to see what the boy behind Austin looks like, get a copy of Zathura. Jonah's a cutiepie. If you're a parent, you'll want to just pick him up and cuddle him, he's so sweet. There's a section in the Zathura extras about the cast members, where you'll learn a lot about Jonah, too, if you're interested. Evidently they did quite a search to find just the right kids for the show, and very nice things were said about Jonah's acting ability. But then, we knew that already, didn't we?


  1. Yeah, he's definatly a cutiepie! Me and my sisters were fighting over a movie magazine with his picture (from Zathura) in it. We eventually tore the magazine up all over the yard and all that was left was a little picture of his face which we were still fighting over. A couple days after that our mom got us 4 more of the magazines. :)

  2. BackyardJen, why has your blog become a one pager?

    anyway what i wanted to say is, if you have seen the Imbd thingie for the bachyardigans there is someone new for tyrone's singing voice, as foretold by teh ppl on the nick jr boards.

  3. backyardiganteen7:59 PM, May 02, 2006

    I have Zathura on DVD. Jonah did an AWESOME job in the movie! He was the main reason why I wanted to see Zathura in the first place: 'cause he's the voice of Austin!